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Cedric Ogbuehi back in Bengals lineup after Sunday benching

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos and Cedric Ogbuehi #70 of the Cincinnati Bengals congratulate each other after the game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Denver defeated Cincinnati 29-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Bengals took tackle Cedric Ogbuehi in the first round of the 2015 draft with the knowledge that it would take him some time to get healthy after a torn ACL and their patience didn’t end when he finally got on the field at the end of last season.

Ogbuehi moved into the starting job at right tackle this year and the Bengals know that he’s going to take some lumps as he adjusts to life in the NFL. Ogbuehi took a few of them against the Patriots last Sunday and wound up on the bench in the second half after a holding call helped set the stage for a game-turning safety by Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

The Bengals went with veteran Eric Winston for the rest of the game, something coach Marvin Lewis said was designed to help Ogbuehi to settle down. He’ll be back in the starting lineup against the Browns this week, though.

“We expect big things from Ced,” Lewis said, via the team’s website. “We’re going to continue to coach him hard to get it done right, all the time. That’s what he’s expected to do.”

Ogbuehi said he needs to get stronger and master his technique so that he doesn’t fall into the bad habits that lead to penalties and other mistakes. The sooner he can do that the better for a 2-4 Bengals team that can’t afford too many more mistakes this season.

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3 Responses to “Cedric Ogbuehi back in Bengals lineup after Sunday benching”
  1. weepingjebus says: Oct 18, 2016 10:36 AM

    “The holding penalty was unfortunate, since what we wanted was a penalty for a blindside chop block with an extra face mask twist. He’ll learn.” — Marvin Lewis

  2. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 18, 2016 11:25 AM

    Ogbuehi said he needs to get stronger and master his technique so that he doesn’t fall into the bad habits that lead to penalties and other mistakes.

    Those are things that can be worked on but I get the feeling the real problem is lack of effort.

  3. natijim235 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:42 PM

    no the real problem is marvin lewis

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